System construction projects to move forward

Date of release: 02/11/00

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Construction projects totaling $14.9 million for The Texas State University System components will move forward without delay according to system Chancellor Lamar Urbanovsky.

This announcement resulted from cooperative efforts of legislators and state agency representatives in developing a solution to the possible impact of Texas Attorney General Opinion JC-170 issued in January concerning a museum project at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Cooperation among The Texas State University System institutions relating to the use and transfer of various funds among and between institutions will insure that all of the projects authorized by the 76th Legislature in the General Appropriation Bill will be constructed without interruption or additional cost.

Senator Bill Ratliff of Mt. Pleasant, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Robert Junell of San Angelo, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, were praised by Urbanovsky for providing the leadership in developing the plan working with the Comptroller�s office, Attorney General�s office, Legislative Budget Board staff, System Office staff and component administrations. Schools in The Texas State University System which will benefit from the go-ahead are: Angelo State University, Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Sam Houston State University, Southwest Texas State University, Sul Ross State University and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College.